Endorsement: Yes, to make improvements to water system in Round Lake Heights
The village of Round Lake Heights wants greater control over its water system and is asking voters to approve a $2.7 million referendum to assist in the plan. Supporting the referendum would enable the village to develop its own water system. The proposed system will include a service line coming from a Lake County Joint Action Water Agency water line on Cedar Lake Road and a village-owned water tower within village boundaries. If approved, the village would no longer have to negotiate with the village of Round Lake Beach to buy water. The owner of a $100,000 home would see property taxes rise $175 a year to fund debt payments. In addition, special service assessments currently charged for the Pasquinelli and Neumann subdivisions would be eliminated to reduce tax burden there
Village leaders say the proposal will enable the village to establish and control its own rates for residents and provide adequate pressure to ensure fire and safety needs are met. We encourage a yes vote.